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Shadow (2019)




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In Pei, a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander faces peril both inside and outside the palace walls. But he has a secret weapon: a "shadow", a look-alike who can fool both Pei's enemies and the King himself. In his obsessive quest for a long-sought victory over a rival kingdom, the commander must execute an intricate plan involving his wife, the Shadow, and the kings of both kingdoms, leading up to a stunning invasion unlike any seen before.


Critic Reviews for Shadow

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Every supremely controlled stylistic element of Zhang Yimou's breathtakingly beautiful "Shadow" is an echo of another, a motif repeated, a pattern recurring in a fractionally different way each time.

September 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This is probably the most stunningly beautiful Zhang has made to date.

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Like a painting of broad strokes and few defining details, Shadow is as impressionistic as it is theoretically concise.

September 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a shame that the film can't reconcile both of these tones, as it could have made for Zhang's best project in years - but at the very least, it's an incredibly watchable, raucous experiment.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Shadow is mostly black and white in design, the costumes and set looking as if they've been dipped in ink. But everything looks surprisingly deep and rich despite the lack of colour.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Those first two thirds aren't just sluggish--they lack, for Yimou, soul.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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